About Our Chapter
About Our Chapter

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Cleveland Marathon Runners

Race it Forward at the Cleveland Marathon!
Participate in a 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon or a combination of races known as a challenge series all while raising funds and awareness to fight ALS! The 2023 Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon race weekend will be Saturday May 20-Sunday May 21. Before registering, make sure to choose the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter as your charity partner. This will enable you to build a fundraiser directly through the Cleveland Marathon registration platform, Race Roster and/or donate directly to our chapter. Fundraising begins when you register for the 2023 race so register today to get a head start on your goals!

For more information visit clevelandmarathon.com

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Meet the Care Services Team

Meet the Care Services Team

The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter Care Services Team works to assist those with ALS and their loved ones to sort through the emotions and information that comes with a diagnosis of ALS/MND. The team, together with the client, creates a plan to address the needs identified as most important to the client and their loved ones. Starting with an intake interview, the care coordinator will identify areas of need such as information, referrals or support. The team members will respond to questions and concerns via phone, email or text depending on the communication preferences of the client. Information that may be discussed includes: information about the diagnosis, names of local and regional specialists and referral sources, research centers and clinical trial links, as well as determining your goals of care. The team can interface with the client and loved ones providing emotional support and guidance.  

The Chapter programs and services are geared to first provide desired information and if needed, financial assistance through Chapter and community resources. Our care coordinators are licensed professionals with extensive training in allied health care fields. It's all about meeting the client and helping each person figure out what's right for them and their family.

For more information, visit our Local Care Services page

Theresa's Story

Maybe It's About the Story

Watch Theresa Tell Her Story 

Although unable to control how a story ends, can we count on your financial support to enable those affected by ALS, like Theresa, to live their lives each day to the fullest?

Donate Now 

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Did you know that you can support The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter every time you shop on Amazon - at no additional cost to you? Amazon will donate a portion of the sale back to our Chapter when you select us as the charity of your choice.

It's easy! Follow these steps to add our Chapter: 

Purchase Your ALS Awareness License Plate


The ALS Awareness License plate is now available through the Ohio BMV! This special interest license plate uses beautiful imagery to raise awareness for ALS. Every ALS Awareness License Plate purchase includes a $25 contribution that goes directly to The ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter. Thank you to everyone who has made this project come to fruition. We can’t wait to see these meaningful license plates in action on the road! 

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Join the Walk Planning Committee

Walk Planning Committee 2022

Did you know that the Walk to Defeat ALS is the #1 way to unite and advocate for those living with ALS? Each year, the Walk drives bold and urgent innovation as we march together for a cure for ALS. No matter if you are living with ALS, a caregiver, parent, or sibling of someone with ALS, or are just someone who wants to support our mission, we encourage every one of you to get involved with one of our Walks.

One way to get involved is by joining our Walk planning committee. Meetings are held monthly to discuss not only Walk day logistics, but marketing and advocacy, corporate partners, and team development and fundraising. If you are interested in sharing your talents in any of these areas, please fill out our volunteer form and select Events under the Areas of Interest. Someone from our events staff will be in contact. 

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2022 Ceremonial First Pitch

On June 2, Major League Baseball held the second annual Lou Gehrig Day, honoring the Hall of Fame New York Yankees first baseman.

A huge victory for the entire ALS community, this campaign helps raise awareness of ALS and shine a spotlight on families living with the disease. The Lou Gehrig Day campaign builds upon the great relationships that many of our chapters have with their local teams.

Lou Gehrig Day festivities were put on hold in Cleveland after a rainout postponed the game. It was rescheduled for June 28. Check out video from the game featuring Marc Williams, a person living with ALS, participate in the Ceremonial First Pitch: Lou Gehrig Day 2022.

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